The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:41:55 EST <![CDATA[The Financial-Aid Shell Game]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151321/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Financial-Aid-Shell-Game/151321/ It’s high time for colleges themselves to call out sketchy admissions practices.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Genre Apocalypse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151327/ http://chronicle.com/article/Genre-Apocalypse/151327/ When literary categories collide, where does that leave readers?

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[What It Feels Like to Be a Black Professor]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151323/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-It-Feels-Like-to-Be-a/151323/ The senior African-American scholars I meet are bitter and disheartened. Am I doomed to the same fate?

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Goodbye, Comadre]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151325/ http://chronicle.com/article/Goodbye-Comadre/151325/ My irreverent, barely literate co-author taught me to be more than an ethnographer. She taught me to be a writer.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Throwing in the Towel]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151331/ http://chronicle.com/article/Throwing-in-the-Towel/151331/ A philosopher and boxing coach learns the wisdom of taking that step.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Who Knows?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151329/ http://chronicle.com/article/Who-Knows-/151329/ Claims to authority by both academe and Wikipedia are riddled with contradictions.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Taking the Men Out of Mentoring]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151201/ http://chronicle.com/article/Taking-the-Men-Out-of/151201/ Who will guide the next generation of female academics?

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Can the First Amendment Survive the Internet?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151191/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-the-First-Amendment/151191/ What James Madison can teach us about web mobs, revenge porn, and smartphone-breached intimacies.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Progressive Case for Reducing Immigration]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151195/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Progressive-Case-for/151195/ Why progressives should embrace a policy that makes sense for the economy and the environment.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Stubborn Parochialism of American Social Science]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151197/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Stubborn-Parochialism-of/151197/ American social science is largely ignoring the rest of the world.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Billy Graham, Chapter and Verse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151199/ http://chronicle.com/article/Billy-Graham-Chapter-and/151199/ A new book reckons with the evangelist’s role in American culture but avoids asking some tough questions.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Teach or Perish]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151187/ http://chronicle.com/article/Teach-or-Perish/151187/ The professoriate needs to refocus on students or face extinction.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Economists, Remove Your Blinders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151057/ http://chronicle.com/article/Economists-Remove-Your/151057/ Want to lessen the impact of future recessions? Then heed the insights of psychologists, sociologists, and other colleagues.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Science's Creativity Crisis]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151061/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sciences-Creativity-Crisis/151061/ Researchers design amazing gadgets but aren't meeting society's foremost challenges.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Lies, All Lies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151059/ http://chronicle.com/article/Lies-All-Lies/151059/ A new book says we lie more or less constantly.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Anxiety’s Gift]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151069/ http://chronicle.com/article/Anxiety-s-Gift/151069/ A professor's compulsion nurtures his compassion.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[How Philistinism Wrecked 'The New Republic']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151063/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Philistinism-Wrecked-The/151063/ Without compulsively measuring profits, article lengths, or clicks, the magazine once brought fiercely independent, nuanced views to a broad audience.

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[What We Lose if We Lose the Canon]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150991/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-We-Lose-if-We-Lose-the/150991/ When we cease distinguishing between the great and the good, literature loses its spine.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Truly a 'Missing Chapter'?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150997/ http://chronicle.com/article/Truly-a-Missing-Chapter-/150997/ Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST <![CDATA[The New Modesty in Literary Criticism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150993/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-New-Modesty-in-Literary/150993/ "Surface," "distance," and related approaches to reading reflect more grounded, if less culturally and politically ambitious, goals.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Tyranny of Meritocracy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150983/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Tyranny-of-Meritocracy/150983/ Colleges and universities need a new definition of merit, one that goes beyond individual accomplishment.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Trance and Transcendence]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150987/ http://chronicle.com/article/TranceTranscendence/150987/ Hypnotic effects, a book suggests, are at the heart of many relationships, including that between writer and reader.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Wisdom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150989/ http://chronicle.com/article/Imaginative-Wisdom/150989/ Creative vision isn’t a luxury. It’s part of being human.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Trading Places]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150985/ http://chronicle.com/article/Trading-Places/150985/ A professor and a student swap roles in a MOOC.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Adrift at the Career Fair]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150789/ http://chronicle.com/article/Adrift-at-the-Career-Fair/150789/ A professor attends a student career fair to see what undergraduates are up against.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Misunderstanding the Humanities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150785/ http://chronicle.com/article/Misunderstanding-the/150785/ They have the dubious honor of being subject to both contempt and unrealistic expectations.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:01 EST